175th Anniversary Mass

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
St. Michael's Cathedral Basilica, Toronto

Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Martyrs’ Shrine, Midland

Saturday, September 9, 2017 – 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
All are welcome to join us at our National Shrine to the Canadian Martyrs for a celebration that will include the Rosary, Mass with Cardinal Thomas Collins, and personal time to enjoy the Shrine grounds.

  • 10:30 a.m.
    Prayers and veneration of the relics at the Papal Altar, centered upon the Jesuit Martyrs as the first pastors of the Archdiocese of Toronto

  • 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    Time for parish or personal activity including:
    • Walking pilgrimage to the graves of St. Jean de Brébeuf and St. Gabriel Lalemant at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons
    • Stations of the Cross
    • Confessions
    • Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the new St. Ignatius Chapel beneath the Shrine church
    • Quiet reflection in the Shrine church
    • Lunch (Parishes may email Les Trois Soeurs Café at Martyrs’ Shrine to order a picnic lunch if desired: cafe@lestroissoeurs.ca)

  • 2:30 p.m.
    Archdiocesan Mass at the Polish Altar

Regional Celebrations

September/October 2017
Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, invites you for a Mass and reception to commemorate this historic milestone in your local region.

Pilgrimage Churches

Summer/Fall 2017
Trace the historical roots of our first faith communities in the Archdiocese of Toronto! The original 14 churches of the archdiocese are pleased to welcome parish groups throughout the summer/fall. Pastors or parish pilgrimage coordinators are kindly asked to contact the pastor of the pilgrimage church to confirm arrangements in advance of your visit.

Full list of the churches, locations and Mass times

Advent Lessons & Carols

Sunday, December 17, 2017 – 3 p.m.
St. Michael's Cathedral Basilica
65 Bond Street, Toronto

Lessons and Carols is a service of Christian worship celebrating the coming birth of Jesus at Christmas. It tells the story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah, and the birth of Jesus in short readings of scripture and in sacred song. St. Michael’s Choir School will provide the hymns and choir music. This event will also mark the closing of the 175th Anniversary of the Archdiocese of Toronto.